• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff51-100
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersIreland
  • Founded1959

Shannon Development

Shannon Development is a government owned regional development company dedicated to promoting and developing the Shannon Region of Ireland. We are based in Shannon, Co Clare with regional offices in Clare, North Kerry, Limerick, South Offaly and North Tipperary. Key Projects: We resource, develop and deliver key strategic projects across sectors and places. Property: Through our property portfolio of land and buildings, we provide world-class enterprise space and infrastructure for small to large scale businesses. Tourism: As the regional Tourism Authority, we develop new and existing visitor attractions and engage in strategic marketing initiatives to make the Shannon Region a must-visit location for tourists. Shannon Free Zone: we manage and promote Shannon Free Zone, Ireland’s leading location for Knowledge Age Business investment. With a keen eye to the future we look forward to working with the people of the Region, Government, and the private sector in delivering new projects and initiatives that will: Enable the more developed areas of the Shannon Region achieve their full development potential. Ensure that the potential of the less developed areas of the Shannon Region is realised. Create demand for the Shannon Airport Gateway.     Regional Economic Development The business of Shannon Development is regional economic development – a complex process embracing all sectors of activity and utilising multiple processes to achieve the vision of a world class region. We must strengthen the more developed areas of the Shannon Region; ensure that the potential of the less developed areas is realised and drive demand for Shannon International Airport. Critically, Shannon Development’s property portfolio, together with the revenue and capital monies that it generates, positions us to play a key role in driving development throughout the region. We concentrate our efforts, on delivering results in four key areas which can have significant economic impact locally, regionally and nationally i.e. Flagship Projects; Shannon Free Zone; Tourism Development and Property Development. Shannon Development focuses on investing its resources in planning and developing initiatives of a significant scale, innovation and impact to drive development in the Shannon Region. Projects include the Shannon Development Knowledge Network; eTowns; Shannon Broadband; Kerry Deepwater Zone and Tourism Flagship Projects. All of these projects are well underway and already delivering impact.     Consultancy Services The expertise and experience which the organisation has gained over 50 years has been distilled into a pragmatic approach which can assist countries in designing policies, institutions and frameworks for the promotion of foreign direct investment, tourism, regional development and economic integration. To date we have completed projects in 60 countries on 4 continents. Our clients and partners include national governments, government and non-government organisations, development assistance agencies, the EU, World Bank, the UN, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, and private institutions
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Staff at Shannon Development have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • economic policy
  • architecture / design
  • agricultural technology


  • ec
  • test


  • ireland
  • south africa
  • kuwait
  • qatar
  • botswana


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Farming / Crops
Agricultural Financing
Financial Services
Agricultural Technology
Local Government
Trade Customs
Economic Policy
Cooperatives / Associations / Farms

Contract Awards

Provision of Management Advisory Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)


World Bank Group

Company Offices

  • Ireland (headquarters)
  • Shannon
  • Shannon Town Centre
  • An Mhumhain